The Peabody Education Foundation was founded in 1985 by a group of community members, business leaders, and educators looking to enhance the quality of Peabody public education. The Peabody Education Foundation (formerly the Peabody Education Council) integrates resources from all facets of the community into the city’s schools.

The Peabody Education Foundation provides unique programs and advanced technology to thousands of students who might otherwise not enjoy such experiences due to budget constraints. Their programs are intended to benefit and guide children as they develop into successful citizens and leaders.


Here are a few programs that are run by the Peabody Education Foundation:

Best Bet– Best Bet is the signature program of the PEF. Each year it provides grants to teachers at all grade levels for programs and materials that are outside of the traditional school budget. During the 2013- 2014 school year, the Peabody Education Foundation awarded 48 projects totaling more than $30,000 as part of its annual Best Bet grant program in support of teacher-initiated projects.

Kids Voting- On Election Day students accompany their parents to their local polls where they “vote” with special ballots. The students’ results are later tallied and the outcome is announced in the schools. Students learn the process of voting and the importance of being “counted” in an election.

Partners in Education (PIE)- Partners in Education is the Peabody Education Foundation’s initiative to bring advanced technology into Peabody’s classrooms. The newest of the foundation’s programs, PIE aims to connect local businesses with the schools by donating specific equipment and resources

GraVoc is a proud supporter of the Peabody Education Foundation. We have worked with community members of the foundation in helping to establish their online presence. In doing so, GraVoc created their website along with the foundations Facebook page and Twitter page.  Check out this great cause and see how you can help our communities schools!

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